Nairobi, 20 June, 2021 / 5:03 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Mission Hospitals are over-stretching their resources while attending to COVID-19 cases in the country, the Bishop at the helm of the Health Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa, the Bishop Joseph Mbatia said that since cases of COVID-19 started spiking in the country, Catholic-sponsored health facilities have been recording a continuous rise in coronavirus patients.
“We are straining because we had not prepared enough for such huge numbers of COVID-19 patients in our hospitals. The situation has been made worse by inability of government run health facilities to fully manage patients who have tested positive for the virus,” the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Nyahururu Diocese said.
The 32 Catholic Mission Hospitals in the country, says the Bishop, have been buying supplies to manage COVID-19 on top of donations from well-wishers.
On Thursday, June 17, Equity bank, a Kenya-based financial institution donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth Ksh. 33 million to all mission hospitals in the country.